About RHMA


RHMA plants and strengthens churches in small towns. Through the years the blessing of God has clearly been evident, as new churches have been established and existing churches given new impetus. In the process, countless have been won to Christ and nurtured in their faith.

RHMA ministers to thousands of town and country churches and pastors through . . .

  • Our staff of church planters and missionary pastors
  • Small-town pastors’ conferences
  • Seminars
  • TACT (Town and Country Training) classes for seminary students
  • Printed, media, and website resources

Do you share RHMA’s passion to meet the spiritual needs of rural America? Then this website may provide just the help and encouragement you are seeking!


A Word from our Executive Director


  Thank you for your interest in RHMA! Whether you are new to rural America or a veteran, please take a look around . . . (click to continue)








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Warren Wiersbe was the keynote speaker for our 1998 Small-Town Pastors’ Conference. Here are his five plenary messages on Rediscovering the Church . . .



Longtime RHMA Executive Director Ron Klassen discusses the unique spiritual needs and dynamics of ministry in rural communities.



So why should a farm boy learn to play the trombone?

Click here and watch a couple minutes and you’ll have your answer!





Ron Klassen was recently interviewed by 95Network, a ministry devoted to encouraging small and mid-size churches. You can listen to the podcast by clicking here.










If you’re a pastor’s wife in rural ministry, we encourage you to check this out! 

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Interested in a little information on the who/what/where/why/when of RHMA?


View our 75th anniversary video . . .











Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

Join us for an RHMA
Small-Town Pastors'

TACT Program

TACT Program

3 out of 4 graduates seeking a pastorate will find themselves in a small-town or country church ... Are you prepared?

Rural Ministry Resources

Small-Town Updates

Small-Town Updates